Thanks Jon!rinneby wrote: ↑Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:01 pmBy the looks of the tuners and the "line" at the heel, as well as the headstock, my guess is that this guitar is equal to model 600 at the same time. So 60.000 yen. It's a mid/(almost)high-end guitar. Why it's called B I have no clue. If the scale is less than 660 mm, maybe it was some kind of special model, and called B for that reason? Or something went wrong in the production. These are just wild guessesspronev wrote: ↑Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:46 pmCan anyone help with placing this model in the Mitsuru Tamura line from the 1970s in terms of price in 1972? See attached pictures - the model number is "B" which I have never seen before. I have had a model 600 and 800 from 1972 as well as model 3000 from 1977. This model "B" looks a lot like my model 800 except for having a different rosette. The tuners look like they are 39 mm spacing and my model 800 also had 39 mm tuners (unlike the model 600 and 3000 which had 35 mm tuners). Have you seen letters used as model number?
It looks like nice dark rosewood by the way.
From the looks of it, it is either 60,000 or 80,000 yen in 1972, I just can't decide which one. My model 600 did not have the ebony strip in the back of the neck while my model 800 did and the model 800 back and sides were darker rosewood than the model 600 which makes me believe that this model "B" is likely 80,000 yen and maybe even identical to the model 800, but I'm not sure it's possible to know with 100% certainty.